Boezaart named Michigan green leader

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T. Arnold Boezaart, director of Grand Valley’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center, has been honored by the Detroit Free Press as one of Michigan’s “green leaders.”

Boezaart is one of 17 to receive a Michigan Green Leaders award, and he will be honored at a program breakfast on April 27 in Detroit. Read the announcement here.

Since being named the director of MAREC in November 2009, Boezaart has positioned MAREC as a public resource for the region. He is leading the off-shore wind research study to bring wind energy opportunities to West Michigan and was named a Thought Leader in Energy by Business Review West Michigan in 2011.

President Thomas J. Haas was named a Michigan “green leader” in 2010.